Posted by Let's Get Real on March 08, 2021 at 11:25:10:
In Reply to: Thanks to the responsible people... posted by no thanks to you on March 06, 2021 at 12:41:36:
: : That's the sound you hear when all those predictions about no high school season get filed in the nonsense file right next to the predictions of 5% exponentially escalating death rates and overwhelmed ICUs with bodies piled in the streets.
: : Coming up next: Shortened high school seasons, NCAA viewing periods in June and July along with maybe August and September, and the return of college elite camps. Your local gym is probably already open whether you know it or not. Get ready now or stay home with Walt and Dave and Hedy.
: : DON'T LET THE HAND-WRINGING DOOMSAYERS GET YOU DOWN
: : Go ahead and delete this Walt. You can't stop progress.
: Hey Walt, apparently you're a septagenarian real estate lawyer with a Wilford Brimley mustache who makes obscure references to the Askew-niverse. Who knew?
: Back to LGR, with you in charge of the pandemic there would have been many more deaths, you wanted LA to be out and about with no ICUs available during flu season.
: The extensive shutdown of all non-critical services and recreation wasn't enough for hospitals to operate at full efficiency, but not too many extra died as a result. Any shot at a (near) full season is because we listened to people like Fauci.
: What LGR doesn't understand in his Belmont Shore bubble is, not everyone has Anthem insurance. Communities that struggle with poverty were hit harder by COVID than your little slice of seashore heaven. These people can't sit around ordering Baskin Robbins off DoorDash all day while watching NewsMax, their jobs require them to expose themselves to people in a pandemic. You wanted people playing at the height of one, which would have made the jobs of essential workers more dangerous.
: "But other states played, you fear mongering liberal"...finish your boysenberry delight and double check those helmet straps. Most public schools in large cities (even basketball powerhouses) did not start playing in January or February. The schools that did wore masks in virtually empty gyms, defeating the purpose of interscholastic sports. May as well have waited, or just played club ball discreetly.
Belmont Shore is a nice place to visit but I don't live there. Keep guessing. Also have never ordered Baskin Robbins online but I'll take your word for it that it can be done.
The thing is, I was right all along and you don't want to admit it. The COVID scare was a big overreaction. Yes some people died (mostly old people, many of whom might not have lived out the year in the best of circumstances, but still) but OVERREACTION means taking things too far, and that unfortunately is what happened. That's why lawsuits are being won, that's why things are opening up. The NBA, which was the first major organization to overreact and may have even set the whole chain of events in motion, is now trying to get people back into their gyms because they realize they overreacted.
Unfortunately, the sanctimonious battle cry of the over-reactors is always "it's because of us that we're ok!" It's hard to disprove that of course, because we'll never get to do it any other way.
By the way, LA actually was "out and about during flu season." No one locked themselves in their homes hoarding toilet paper like they did in March of last year during the first shutdown. People had already had their fill of bogeyman virus stories and many were back at work and shopping for Christmas presents at the not-closed malls. And still the bodies did not pile up in the streets. I'm sure the reason for the full (but never over-full) ICUs had nothing to do with the government funds available for COVID patients which hospital administrators were taking full advantage of. Just like COVID deaths haven't been over-counted for the same financial reasons. It's just a wild coincidence that deaths for all other causes were lower last year.
Just some crazy stuff for you to mull over as you enjoy your Baskin Robbins sir.
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